The piece was inspired by imagining what might become of the characters we knew as children when we’re all grown up and they’re no longer in the limelight. I wondered how it would be to find this particular villainous character and his sidekick in a domestic setting. How did he find himself there? Or what had caused him to retire from ‘public life’ ? -So to speak.
I decided that , much like the character portrayed by Herbert Lom in the Pink Panther movies,- who had developed an acute nervous twitch as a result of his exposure to the bungling Inspector Clouseau; our hero would be similarly affected and even confined to his own home by some mysterious of avian related phobia.
Unlike previous recent work where I had incorporated or used genuine antiqu…